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30Jun

Who little sows, harvests little

Percival, 2021

Reading a book is discovering one world, one universe to be recreated every time, giving life to every word in the imagination. In this case, you should also imagine the ending that doesn’t exist. I invite you to take a fantastic journey in one of my private library books.

More than a book of chivalrous adventures, ‘Perceval’ by Chrétien de Troyes it’s a book that speaks of the highest human values.

Let yourself be overwhelmed by the tale of the exploits of the young knight Perceval, who knew nothing and couldn’t be able to ask the right questions.

For this, he suffered a lot.

THE DEAD FOREST

Indeed none of us would find it very exciting to be born and raised in ‘Dead Forest’.

But if you are young and fascinated by everything around you and the promises of your young life, you wouldn’t be scared.

The heroes are all young and beautiful. All-time.

THE WICKED, THE COWARDS AND THE INFAMOUS DON’T FALL BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY DOWN

Perceval may seem like a naive boy to you, but he has the good fortune to meet some wise teachers in his lifetime. The values ​​that he’ll believe in and forge him as an individual are imperishable.

The world has not changed: evil cowardice and infamy are always on the world stage and more and more in fashion.

Be always on your guard, like valiant knights.

WHO TAUNTS, MAKES FUN OF HIMSELF

Everything happens when its time has come.

While you’re growing up, you learn many things from experiences.The insult is a damn boomerang; rest assured.

Seneschal Keu quickly paid the consequences: a dislocated shoulder and a broken arm.Perceval swore revenge and kept his promise.

EVERY JOB REQUIRES COURAGE, PAIN AND EXPERIENCE

Wisdom has no time, and often priceless treasures are hidden behind seemingly banal and self-evident phrases.

For many of us who have fought hard to do the job we love and were born for, the title of this paragraph summarises the whole story of our existence in a few words.

But no one, if not ourselves, will ever know what human value those challenging and exalting experiences have generated in our life. And what incredible light they radiate on the world around us and of which we are the centre.

So love every second of difficulty, doubt, and agony you went through to reach your goal. Perceval is young, inexperienced and naive, but he has an unshakable will and determination.

TO BE SILENT MORE THAN YOU SHOULD

Did it happen to you to be silent more than necessary or, on the contrary, to have talked more than necessary?

Don’t blame yourself. You have always tried to do your best.

Ancient wisdom tells us to be always authentic and, above all, follow our genuine instincts and the voice that speaks inside you. That’s the voice of your divinity working for you that never lies and never does wrong.

Be patient like a true initiate.

May the force be with you, always.

Until next

Daniela


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16Jun

Write it on the walls and shout it out loud

Sotto le mura di Gerico, 2021

In the Bible, the stories about the massacres of peoples or the destruction of cities and prodigious events are innumerable.

In the Bible, never say never.
Everything is possible.

The story I want to tell you today is about walls that delimit, that separate, that defend, that relegate, that collapse.
This is the story of the city of Jericho and its destruction.

In my opinion, every single city represents a metaphor:
every man is a city with his own walls; every man is a microcosm connected to other infinite microcosms.

Men are not islands.

FEELING BESIEGED

At least once in our life, each of us has felt helpless, without a way out, cornered.

The fate of the inhabitants of Jericho is sealed: they will leave the city but like corpses.

But there’s another possibility: they can resurrect.

A SENSE OF RENEWAL

What feeling do you get when everything has definitively collapsed, destroyed?

The fall of a wall can also be the end of a boundary, the end of a limit.

You choose which one.

Often the defences’ collapse can represent a victory rather than a defeat.

It marks the beginning of a new history, a radical renewal and the birth of new possibilities.

WHY SHOULD YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING?

Human interiority is the essence of creativity itself in its most authentic expression.

The main feature of creativity is unpredictability.

It’s in the difficulties that our creative capacity is stimulated and measured.

Imagine that your world of certainties is as pulverised as Jericho’s walls.
Would you consider it the worst or the best day of your life?

Do you think you are like all the inhabitants of the city or do you want to play the game like the beautiful prostitute Raab
who was the only one to survive because she was a spy?

I’m sure you want to survive, right?

7 + 7 + 7 OR HOW SACRED MATHEMATIC WILL SURPRISE YOU

Perhaps not everyone knows the value that numbers hold in the Old Testament. The Jewish cabal scholars know it better than anyone else.

But even without being cabalists, the symbolic and magical use of numbers in these stories is evident.

I don’t want to bore you with complicated explanations, so I propose the easiest one:
7 days of siege + 7 priests + 7 trumpets = 777; that is the three times repetition of the seventh letter
of the Hebrew alphabet whose full name is ZAYIN AYIN NUN, which means food, but which also represents the battle
that we have to face to get it.

ZAYIN is an instrument of war.

In life, always be ready for battle.

SOUND IS EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IS SOUND

The most spectacular part of this story of destruction is the method used to pulverise the walls.

It may sound bizarre, but it was enough to scream.

Do you know the number of cabarets in which the talented soprano, emitting an acute, shatters the crystal goblet?

Jericho was the same operation but on a large scale.

In the beginning, it was the creator sound, the Word, and similarly, a sound will be the destroyer.

I, therefore, suggest that you make good use of your voice, the most powerful weapon in the universe.

Until next
Daniela


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09Jun

Dreams are desires

Giuseppe interprete di sogni, 2021

The world is wonderful after a night spent in the company of a beautiful dream.

You would never want to wake up.

Something ethereal stays inside you or cloaks you with its shining.

On the contrary, dreaming appears like a complicated enigma when you have a nightmare.

You need to consult your trusted interpreter, and, you know, prophecy is an uncomfortable art.

An art that perhaps is more of a condemnation than a blessing.

THE POWER OF IMAGINATION

The imagination is common to all.

We all use it, often without being aware of it, to forge our lives in every moment, every detail.

Staying tuned to the images that arise in us during sleep and interpreting them is an art handed down and jealously preserved through the centuries.

This is also the secret and the heart of every artistic creation.

FORBIDDEN DREAMS

So let’s imagine that there is a red thread linking Hamlet and Freud to each other.

In your opinion, which one of the two feared their dreams the most?

Dreams are an integral part of our lifestyle and everyday actions in the waking state, and they affect us much more than we think.

You also must know that dreams never lie.

SOLUTIONS FOR EVERYONE TO EVERY PROBLEM

Another underestimated aspect of our dream activity is dreams’ unerring ability to provide us with the right solution to any problem.

Always and unfailingly.

You just have to ask for it before falling asleep.

So get into the habit of describing the dream you had as soon as you wake up, even with a few words or phrases, and you will be surprised.

Learn your own symbolic alphabet, and, voila, the magic is done.

You will no longer need anything else to take your decisions for the rest of your life.

And you’ll be happy.

PARALLEL REALITY

The dreaming state and the waking state are parallel realities.

Indeed, among the infinite existing realities, they are the closest to each other if we consider the ease we transit from one to the other.

When we die, the dream is the train that will take us smoothly and safely to the place we have chosen to have new experiences.

Dreams are more than just desires.

Have a good trip, guys.

Until next

Daniela


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02Jun

Like the rain in the desert

La manna, 2021

Biblical stories are often as surprising as fairy tales.

We all had the pleasure and privilege of being dragged into their magical reality during childhood.

The story of the manna that fell in the desert to feed the people of Israel fleeing Egypt is something that comforts, reminding us of abundance after famine and hunger.

The desert is no longer scary.

More value for everyone

Manna is almost synonymous with life, of well-being.

Its nature, however, is so ambiguous that it’s still not known precisely what it is.

Many believe that manna is a kind of resin or ‘honeydew’ of the Tamarisk tree,
and some intellectuals and artists think it’s a hallucinogenic mushroom instead.

But the issue doesn’t change: manna is a fantastic thing.

For me, manna is everything a person desires with all his soul.

It’s a precious diamond.

The kingdom of ‘It’s never enough’

In desperate situations, one thought always emerges clearly in our minds: ‘there is something wrong, something is missing …’.

We often end up ‘spreading’ this scarcity feeling over our entire existence.
There is never enough of everything.

We live in a society conditioned by many false needs, which create useless and unattainable
wishes.

Why poison life like this, waiting for the manna to fall from heaven?

We all need something special

The things that genuinely make us happy have no market and rarely fall out of the sky.

The things that make us happy are those that are perfectly in tune with our nature.

Something that comforts us

The ‘manna’ is, therefore, everything that can give us a valid comfort in the difficulties of everyday life,
everything that ‘saves’ us from inner balance loss.

We are all tightrope walkers on a tightrope over the abyss …

Until next
Daniela


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